Flight Sergeant Ewan Setchell is the first cadet from 1188 (Coalville) Sqn to attend the course, which was held at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire.
The Regional Aviation Awareness Course is an intensive period of training in which the Principles of Flight are demonstrated and practiced by the cadets in a very realistic environment in just 7 hours. The course provides cadets with essential airmanship knowledge and practice in addition to hands on experience using the Central and East Region Aviation Awareness Interactive Demonstrator, a flight simulator. The course is presented by Air Cadet Organisation flying instructors to a standard which provides a strong sense of achievement to the cadets matching their capabilities. The course provides basic airmanship awareness that will help to prepare cadets for their future flying courses.
Flight Sergeant Setchell is really interested in flying and was keen to make the most of this course.
He said “The day started off with a PowerPoint lecture on airmanship discussing the principles of flight and manoeuvring abilities of both aeroplanes and helicopters, followed by another PowerPoint on situational awareness, before moving onto the flight simulators.
The Flight Simulators provided me with a very realistic flying experience, allowing me to handle a Vigilant T1 (powered glider) and practice manoeuvres as discussed in the lectures from the safety of the briefing room.
I perfected my flying skills before attempting to complete a full circuit around the airfield. Upon completing the course I was issued with a certificate, I would definitely recommend this course to other cadets”